WSOP Day 15 – Nitsche, Polk and Wallace Win

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Day 15 of the World Series of Poker is now in the bag and we have had another day full of gold as three WSOP bracelets were awarded. Dominik Nitsche, Doug Polk and Christopher Wallace were the players that have added WSOP titles to their C.V’s but there were plenty of other strong perfomances put in by players throughout the day.

Checkout our latest update on proceedings.

Event #21 – $1k NLHE Day 3 – Nitsche Claims Bracelet

It has to feel great being Dominik Nitsche right now. Just last month he won the first bracelet of the series when he took down the World Series of Poker Circuit National Championship and here he is again getting another bracelet in this event. This brings his tally up to three in his career and he will looking to see if he can pick any more up during this series.

He won $335,659 after seeing off Dave D’Alesandro during heads up and will now be planning his next assault on the WSOP.

The Final Standings

1st) Dominik Nitsche – $335,659

2nd) Dave D’Alesandro – $208,931

3rd) Bob Bounahra – $145,229

4th) Zachary Gruneberg – $104,594

5th) Thayer Rasmussen – $76,443

6th) Jeff Gross – $56,549

7th) Eric Milas – $42,382

8th) Billy Horan – $32,168

9th) David Burt – $24,702

10th) Lance Harris – $19,398

Event #22 – $10k HORSE Championship Day 3 – Wallace Scoops Bracelet

The HORSE poker variation is widely accepted as the toughest one to win when it comes to tournament play, with so many different games being involved a player needs to be considered a master in each of them.

The man that proved to be the best this time around was Christopher Wallace as he beat Randy Ohel heads up to claim the bracelet and $507,614 winner’s payout.

How It Finished

1st) Christopher Wallace – $507,614

2nd) Randy Ohel                – $313,715

3rd) Richard Sklar – $206,499

4th) Richard Ashby – $150,625

5th) Max Pescatori – $112,066

6th) Lee Goldman – $84,844

7th) Bill Chen – $65,273

8th) Calvin Anderson – $50,966

9th) Bruno Fitoussi – $40,363

10th) Nick Kost – $40,363

Event #23 $1k NLHE Turbo Day 2 – Doug Polk Wins First Bracelet

Doug Polk is not a name that many from the live tournament poker scene may recognise, yet his online screen name of “WCGRider” would certainly be known. He is one of the world’s best online high stakes cash players and has made millions from the game. His live career on the other hand has only seen a million made in total.

Well now he has a World Series of Poker bracelet to his name and a nice little sweetener of $251,969 after he beat the field in this turbo event.

How It Finished

1st) Doug Polk – $251,969

2nd) Andy Philachack – $155,756

3rd) Jonathan Hanner – $102,503

4th) Chad Cox – $73,894

5th) Liam Alcock – $54,088

6th) Tony Gregg – $40,168

7th) Gianluca Cedolia – $30,252

8th) Dash Dudley – $23,093

9th) Andrew Mackenzie – $17,857

10th) Amanda Baker – $14,039

Event #24 – $5k 6-Handed NLHE Day 1 – Hunichen Early Leader

This event was a fresh one on Day 15 of the World Series of Poker and it saw 541 players taking to the felt. This number was reduced quickly throughout Day 1 and finished with just 129 going into Day 2. Chris Hunichen had the best start in this event after finishing up with 177,600 chips.

He will be joined into Day 2 by the likes of Freddy Deeb, Greg Merson and Liv Boeree.

The Current Standings

1st) Chris Hunichen – 177,200

2nd) Bryn Kenney – 166,200

3rd) Bjorn Li – 152,900

4th) Ben Volpe – 150,000

5th) Freddy Deeb – 145,900

6th) Kevin Saul – 143,200

7th) Calvin Anderson – 133,600

8th) Greg Merson – 132,700

9th) Andrea Dato – 125,000

10th) Dani Stern- 123,000